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A little off the top

Workers remove roof tiles from Lincoln Elementary School in Wenatchee on Friday.
Cody Lillian

New yarn store bursts with colors and textures

 WENATCHEE — The instruction “knit one, purl two” is so basic to knitting that Cody Lillian couldn’t resist choosing it as the name of her new yarn shop.

2015 home sales nearing peak levels

WENATCHEE — Home sales in the Wenatchee market surged in the first half of 2015 to beat last year by more than 30 percent and, say real estate agents, put big smiles on sellers' faces.

Four lawsuits over 2012 Douglas County fire

WATERVILLE — An organic orchard south of Brewster is enmeshed in four lawsuits over its part in a 2012 brushfire, brought by the state, the PUD, and two nearby farm operations.

City to look at plan for redeveloping burned warehouses

WENATCHEE — City officials want to seize an "unusual opportunity" to explore redeveloping up to 70 acres of commercial land in north Wenatchee, including warehouses burned in the Sleepy Hollow Fire.

Composter halted after apple maggot larvae discovered

QUINCY — A composting company that operates at Ovenell Farms in Quincy was forced to halt hauling unprocessed organic waste from Seattle July 7 after inspectors discovered apple maggot larvae.

Couple’s efforts give a gleam to historic store

DOUGLAS — A 12-foot-long wooden table at the center of the Douglas General Store looks like a valuable antique, but isn’t. Store co-owner and master woodworker Lee Nelson designed and built it just two years ago.

In pictures: The Douglas General Store

Lee and Sandi Nelson spent years refurbishing and managing the Douglas General Store, now a roadside monument to a long-gone Plateau past. Photos by Reilly Kneedler and Mike Irwin.
That's using your head

Kicking it at the golf course

MALAGA – Golfers and soccer players share fairways at Three Lakes Golf Club, the venue for a new game called FootGolf.